University of New England
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The Master of Applied Theatre Studies from the University of New England (UNE) is the only course of its kind in Australia, offered entirely online.
The course is designed for theatre performers, directors, designers, playwrights and teachers to extend and advance their knowledge and skills. Students can specialise in a number of areas, including theatre production, dramaturgical research, and academic writing.
Graduates from this course will be equipped with refined professional and academic skills to assist them in advancing their careers in their chosen fields. Delivered online, this course allows students to attain a master's degree with a flexible off-campus study schedule.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this theatre course, the subjects you may study include:
Work integrated learning – professional skills development
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Applied Theatre Studies from the University of New England.
Graduates from this course will demonstrate advanced knowledge of theatre and production in all its facets and have well-honed technical and creative skills to expand their careers in theatre and the performing arts.
This course is a pathway to professional theatre direction and production, arts management, teaching theatre and drama, performance, writing, and entrepreneurial theatre-making.
Graduates from this course also have a pathway into further postgraduate study.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in entertainment could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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